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Discussion in 'New Members' started by Tacobundy, Nov 5, 2011.

  1. Nov 5, 2011 at 8:12 PM
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    Tacobundy

    Tacobundy [OP] New Member

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    Guy
    Indiana
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    Nerf bars, skid plate
    Hello TW peeps. My name is Guy, I live in Indiana, and I bought my first new vechicle in 2008 at the age of 47. It's a red quadcab taco (the off-road TRD package). Got it Zebarted from the dealer, put chrome nerf bars on the first month (for the wife, of course).
    After owning the truck about 6 months, I had a neighbor's dog chase one of our cats up under the hood, and he tore the crap out of the rubber mud guards in the wheel wells, and the lower plastic trim deally on the bumper, and the sumbitch chewed through the power steering hose. Took it to the dealer for repair (which the idiot neighbor paid for) and I noticed the new Tacos had a skid plate that covers the gap from the bottom of the bumper to the bottom of the radiator. I figured I had to have that to prevent animals getting to the engine compartment.
    My truck is a road dog - 125,000 miles so far. Being a mechanic is one of my avocations, so I've done all the maintenance on the truck (with the exception of a tranny flush-n-fill). That brings me to how I found this website.
    I had the compass/temp gauge go dark on the overhead display, and found some info here that really helped out. Both of my little chip resistors had burned up and were nowhere to be found, and I knew they were 52 ohms each (if I remember right). That meant that two in parallel would be 26 ohms. I dug through my electronics kit and found a quarter-watt 33 ohm resistor that I soldered across the 4 pads on the circuit board, and it worked like a champ. Saved me like $180!
    I've been wanting to do a 3" lift on my truck (since it's paid for and the warranty is up), and I also have an intermittant air-bag light coming on. On both issues I've found excellent information right here! I figure I have to join up with this group - OUTSTANDING WEBSITE!
     
  2. Nov 6, 2011 at 2:11 AM
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    808TRDTaco10

    808TRDTaco10 Black Sand Mirror

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    Justin
    Big Island--->Oahu, Hawaii
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    10 AC TRD OR 4x4 BSP; 08 Reg Cab 5 spd 4x4
    TRD Off Road 265/75/16 Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac Load Range C | Toytec Ultimate Lift with Emu Dakar Leaf Packs | 3* Axle Shims, CB Drop, Sway Bar Relocates | AVS Vent Visors, AVS Bugshield | Scangauge II | Smoked Eagle Eyes Ebay LED Tails | Wet Okole Seat Covers | Weather Tech Floor Liners | Pop n Lock | OEM Bed Mat | Truxedo Lo Pro QT Tonneau Cover | TRD Cat Back Exhaust | Aftermarket Alarm System | Pro Coat "Electronic Rustproofing"
    Welcome to TW!
     
  3. Nov 6, 2011 at 3:16 AM
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    Blackshirts

    Blackshirts Well-Known Member

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    TX
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    Headlight mod, sound system. MB Motor Sport Rims. Black Tails. 5100's, 885, grill craft, Fogs, N-Fab Step Sides. BFG TKO Tires, Wet Oks, LED map lights and dome, LED gauge mod
    Welcome to TW
     
  4. Nov 6, 2011 at 3:20 AM
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    Ridingontrd

    Ridingontrd Well-Known Member

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    trd sport 4x4 w/towpkg
    aFe prodry,Dynomax ultra flo ss,Scangauge2,Demello front bumper,BudBuilt skids,sliders(local)AllPro rear bumper,Wet O's cobalt blu,w/halfpiping,TRD logo in gold,R/L hood struts,5150's@10"aal 3 pack,T/C uca,Light racing c/o,1"diff.drop,de-badged,
    Welcome to TW.
     
  5. Nov 6, 2011 at 3:21 AM
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    4Wheelin4Banger

    4Wheelin4Banger Longtime Toyman

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    Ferntucky, NV Halfway between Reno & Falabama
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    3" OME lift 885s & Dakars riding on 33" KM2s Click the sig pic to see the build thread .
    [​IMG]Welcome to TW from Sparks, NV[​IMG]
     
  6. Dec 20, 2011 at 8:47 PM
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    Fiolo

    Fiolo Senior member

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    Lost track many mods ago
    Welcome to Tacoma world
     
  7. Dec 20, 2011 at 8:48 PM
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    KodiakToyTRD

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    Welcome new Guy! LOL!
     
  8. Dec 20, 2011 at 10:18 PM
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    Simon's Mom

    Simon's Mom Wag More Bark Less

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    Stock for now
    Welcome Guy from Indiana :wave:
     
  9. Dec 21, 2011 at 5:35 AM
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    RLDTACO

    RLDTACO Well-Known Member

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    Houston Tx.
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    Debadged,Tailgate theft mod,Extra D-rings,OEM bed mat,TRD exhaust, 5100 Billys@ 4 corners set@ 0 with Eibach springs, rear TSB springs.N-Fab tube Steps. TRD FJ SE wheels and Michelin LTX A/T 2's
    :wave: Welcome aboard!
     
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